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julia got so much that she doesn't want to keep it under the match e mat resz in the shady neighborhood, so she will keep her money safe by putting it in the bank. in this scenario, i am the bank. julia, thank you very much. blah, blah, blah. we're going to keep your money safe. i'm the bank. ha ha. as the bank, it's my responsibility to give julia back her money when she wants it back. i'm supposed to be keeping it safe, right, so it's here when she needs it. but, in reality, until she needs it,i've got it. look at all of this money i've got, who. right? if i, as the bank, do something so stupid with julia's money that i lose it, right? it's gone. can't find it. here's a pen. now it's over. and i don't have the money to give back to her when she comes back and asks for it? >> where's my money? >> we well, it turns out, as aback, it turns out the taxpayers are
actually on the hook to make you whole. to make sure that you get your money back, even though i lost it. so here you go. sorry. what happened in the financial crisis was basically doing this in your money. they're bagsically taking your money to strip clubs and playing three card montey with the guy in the alley. and when all of those risky transactions failed and they lost all of that money they were playing with, guess who was on the hook? the pataxpayers were on the hoo. so after the financial can task force radioe ra fee, after that crash that we still haven't recovered from, the biggest financial disaster since the great depression, after that, one of the things in washington to try to prevent that in e from ever happening again is they passed some liberals saying banks can do the riskiest things in the world if 24r5i want to. they can play three cord monte in alleys outside strip clubs with their money if they want to.
but not with julia's money. right? . e if the taxpayers are going to be on the hook to reimburse people, reimburse depositors, real people put their money in the banks. so that can't be the money that the banks play with when they decide they're feeling really lucky and they put that mum at risk. so that's it. it's not that complicated an idea. that's the part of wall street reform that the republicans just undid in the house laes night. that's what all the upset is about. in the financial can at that time e task force ra fee, the financial crisis, it turns out it was derivative trading that was the superrisky things that blew up and put the taxpayers on the hook when the crisis happened back in 2008. the reform, averward, told the banks they couldn't do that with real people's money. they couldment do that in a way that would implicate the taxpayers if things went bad again. it's not a complicated thing. but that very zimpl, very
crucial reform passed as part of dodd-frank. and last night, that part of it got killed. this is what brought aig down. this is what brought lehman brothers down. it will be us, we, the paxzs, who have to pay for it again. the language to undo this reform, the language to go back to the old way of doing stuff was written by citi group. the banks have been trying to get rid of this reform since it went into effect, basically. citi group draft e drafted the language that they want today use and the language that got put in the bill with no debate is almost exactly, word for word, citi group's language. one of the most necessary things that we did to protect ourszs
florida a total clans. finally, that is what they just undid. that's why democrats got so mad. that was the really simple idea. it's called section 716 of the dodd-frank act. and the bankss hate it. 06k they do. who would rnt want the united states dwovt and paxzs to come to come and rescue you. you can keep it on the upside, but if it goes south, the taxpayers will pay. >> but that very simple thing took the whole beltway by surprise. because that was what the fight was about leading the fight was elizabeth warren. it's not just because everybody knows her name. it's sublt-specific. this is her real house. this is how she kaccame to washington in the first place. she first became known as a public figure because she was tapped by president obama to oversee the bail out. and her out rage screwing the taxpayers is the whole reason she ran for the senate and became this democratic household
name. it's not an accident as she's seen as the democrat throwing the first punches in this fight. it's not an accident that her first press con frenls was with a woman seen on the left, maxine watt e waterers. it wasn't just because liberals wanted to pound their chests a little bit. it's because maxine waterers is sublt specific. it's not an accident that the prom nentd former member who the democrats had reporters on this calling it outrageous and something that needed to be stopped. it's not an sthent e accident that they called barne, fraeng. it's because he's barn, y fraeng who used to run the banking committee. he's the frank in dodd-frank. it's subject spechk. wuj of the other senate dem drat e cats whose name keep e keeps turning up about working this fight behind the scenes is cheri brown, the e the sna xx from high e ohio. it's because brown is about to
be the top ranking democrat on the banking committee in the senate. this is a substantive fight about a specific thing. this is not just liberals broing blowing off steam. the beltway has been saying look, liberals blowing off steam. that's not what this is. the beltway wants the left and the right to be mirrorismages of each other. n they want the center to always be correct. it's almost never wha's going only. there's this great moment that happened on our show last night. we do our show from 9d:00 to 10 cloek eastern and then we're on again midnight to 1:00 a.m. and then we game e came back where nobody knew it was going to happen until the votes started coming in. and in our midnight show, we had congressman on the hair e air
air e air from capital hill. he had, like, an 11:00 shadow because it had been such a long day. he was obviously kind of beat. he had bun e been one of the 13 39 e 139 democrats who voted no. whether it did actually pass in the end and this funny thing happened. so i fifrs started talking to him. and the sound was kind of hard to hear. it wasn't just like he was in a loud room. there was these other specific loud voiszs in the background. somebody else was speaking really loudly really near him while he was doing this live tv interview with me. so that was weird. but then i realized what was going on when, in the middle of my interview with him, froo the capitol buildings, the peemd who had been talking really loudly
joust off camera, actually, look, walked through the background of his shot while i was talking to him. and when they did that, then the talking stopped. so these people who had been talking near him very loudly kind of went away in the middle of my interview with him. and it turns out, loox e look, it's steve king and michelle bachman. these were republicans who's e also voted no, but obviously, for totally different reasons. steve king, michelle bachman. right through the back of my shot. hey, come back. be on my show. had the democrats not had their revolt, the big news would have been just how many republicans revolted against john boehner. joan boehner got 67 no votes. so we've been headle eing to waerds these votes. the showdown. the expectation was that john boehner might lose 20 votes,
possibly even 30 votes. he lost 6 e7 votes. democrats provided all the drama. and sthen, once they got passed the procedural thing, nobody had any idea if the democrats would show up to save john boehner's bacon. super-dramatic. but the people who revolted inside the democratic party were not, hey, beltway, were not the democratic equivalent of michelle bachh e man and steve king and louis gomer. it's not a mire ror image. they weren't the fringe of the party. like they were, like, nancy prksz elosi, the democratic leader and congressman steve israel who we had on the air.
all of them and 130 other democrats. this wasn't the fringe of the democratic party. this was the leadership and most of the democratic party who all said no. and who said no against the wishes of their own white house. and no, the democrats who revolted, they didn't wib e win. they got enough that it passed. but it did fight. they did fight even against the wishes of their own white house because they disagreed with the white house on this. as a substantive matter of policy. a matter that they care a lot about, it turns out. i mean, on the right, there is sort of a permanent insurgency. increase their influence within their own party and, thereby, pretty much dragging all american politics to the right by just kind of being a constant insurgency. just for the sake of fighting. even when they know they can't win, they fight all of the time. they fight their own leadership. they gum up the works, they make
a ton of noise and that's how they maintain their influence. they say you can't take us for goonted. everyone when we can't win, we're going to make it hard for you to do so. that's been the i recall e insurgent strategy on the right. democrats haven't had something like that. democrats, mostly, have not had that as a strategy. but now, all of the sudden, the democratic party, not in a fringe way, but in a wholistic way, are starting to make noise. now, in the senate, they've got a two-day extension. so they have until tomorrow night if they can't pass the same bill. the senate may have the option of a further extension, we ooir told until wednesday if they decide to go that route. now, senators argue. they are human beings. but it's a little complicated right now. part aft reason it's complicated
is because harry reid knows the longer he keeps the senate in session right now, the longer he can stay in charge. this is his last hoorah, right? once they gov e gavel this session to a close, le's done as majority leader. so he knows that they can keep passing stuff and maybe passing nominations. that's a sort of expected thing. the other unexpected complication is the fact that noble knows if it's going to be as crazy getting this thing through the senate as it was through the house. and, for the first time in forever, that is because it is the democrats who are willing to be unpredictable. that is because it is the democrats who are willing to mount even very inconvenient, very late-breaking, fast-mooifing unpredictable political fights because they have found the thing that they want to stand up for. this was all supposed to be done by now. today was supposed to be a sleepy day after the lame kuk. e duck. the lame duck is still quacking. and it turns out, it's not all
that lame. joining us now, be rurks nie sanders of va e vthd vth. vet vth. >> first things first, i just have to ask you about what's happening now. as far as we understands it, it seems that we may not be getting a vote on the funding bill? >> well, rachel, i may be going to the air port, i may not. may i may not. >> do you know if harry reed has the votes to get this through? >> i don't know that. if i were a betting guy, i would assume the volt e votes are there. >> in termings of the fight that's happened in the house, you and senator warren and others have been on the rord opposing this spending bill, specifically calling out the rolling back of dod fraeng. this was moupted in the house. they made a lot of noise and made a lot of people very nervous yesterday. what's the status among democrats in the senate.
>> rachel, this is a bad bill for a flum beryl of reasons. i think you effectively talked about the out rage of repealing a section, by the way, whose hitle is prohibition against federal government bail outs of entities. in other words, these guys will be able to make incredible, risky investments. if they win, they make a lot of money. if they lose, 2 taxpayers bail them out. but that's not the only objectionable aspect of this bill. this bill is about a trillion dollar bill. 60% of the money is going to military spending. our infrastructure is collapsing. kids kcan't afford to go to college, child care is a total disaster. we're spending 60 pnt of our discretionary money on the military, a military who can't acount or audit its fwujt. and the third objection, which has not gotten a lot of attention, but is very, very important, there is language in this bill which repeal chris es
40-year-old federal law protecting workers pensions. and if this bill goes through, millions and millions of workers who have worked for 20 or 30 years on a job, may found out find out that the pensions they expected were cut by 30, 40 or 50%. so i'm going to vote very strongly against this legislation. i think we can do a heck of a lot better in terms of protecting working families. >> not in terms of the overall scope and aims of the bill, but in terms of some of the really specific stuff, some of the really specific kplants, things that were at it as rioters in the bill, is there any hope of getting anything out of it? >> absolutely. the house passed the bill. it now goes to the senate. so what the senate has to do is defeat the bill, rewrite the bill and send it back to the house. i think what is working for us is if more that people learn in terms of what's in the bill,
they are absolutely disz gusted. we're getting calls from vermont. many, many of them. and people are sick and tired of seeing the people on wall street whose greed and illegal behavior drove this country into this horrendous resegsz impacts eing millions of people. and now they're back in power and they are writing the legislation. literally citi group is writing the legislation that house republicans are putting into the bill. people do not want to see that. >> be rrksz nie sanders of vermont. thank you for helping us understand. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we've got lots more to come tonight. stay with us. percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know genies can be really literal? no. what is your wish? no...ok...a million bucks!
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still have not been confirmed. one of them is dr. murphy, president obama's nominee for surgeon general. his confirmation has been held up for nearly a year now, specifically by the nra. one of the things that made murphy such a boogie man was this tweet. nra press conference. >> that tweet came a week after the newtown, connecticut school shooting. this sunday, december 14th, marks the two-year anniversary of that shooting. two-year anniversary of that mass killing of first graders. 20 kids and 6 school staffers shot and killed that morning while they were at school. two years ago this weekend. and it would be sort of fitting, should it happen, if this weekend, the weekend of that somber anniversary, if it were
also the weekend when they were able to get passed the nra and move on the nomination of murphy to be surgeon general. he got in all of that trouble with the nra for saying that gun violence is violence and it therefore should be seen as a health care i shall shoe. but, again, we're hearing tonight that senate democrats are not going home tonight and that they are planning the uf to move on at least some nominations. they're still in sex tonight. they'll be in session for possible lid the next few days if they keep doing real work while they are there. watch for the murphy nomination for surgeon general.
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the senate, even as that eminent chamber rushes to pass a spending bill. even as they played this laes round of beat the clock. they also made time for farewell speeches for members who won't be returning after this session. so re3ubly can senator yesterday gave his good-bye remarks about the all mighty power of a single senator to shut down the whole thing. doing that, blocking bills, is how tom coburn earned his nickname that he likes so much, dr. no. >> it gist takes a single senator to stop most legislation. >> fr e for the past few weeks, we've been watching suicide at a rate of 22 per day. the bill is named after marine corporal clay hunt who served tours in iraq and afghanistan. he had been diagnosed with ptsd
in march, 20 1e 1. corporal clay hunt took his own life. the clay hunt suicide prevention bill is basically an amalgamation of a bunch of different provisions that would boost care and boost suicide iii prevention measures for veterans within the v.a. obviously, nothing will be perfect. but the veterans think this is the best shot they've got to try to make things better. the bill has broad support from veterans groups it has bipart san support. almost e call e call support from both sides of the aisle. clay hunt's parents tried to get this bill passed before the lame duck session eds e ends. in the house, they've succeeded. the clay hunt bill passed by a voice vote. all in favor, say aye. in the senate, the bill has very
real bipartisan support. but it has not passed in the senate. it only takes one senator to block a billment ill. and this particular bill is blocked by one senator. dr. no. senator tom coburn is in his final couple of days. he's retiring after two terms in office. he's blocking the clay hunt suicide prevention bill for veter rans is going to be the last thing he does that 234ib every e ever knows about. watch this. this is incredible. >> my name is richard and this is my wife, susan.
and what i would say to you is thank you for your individual lens over our budget. this is an exception. there are things in that bill that may be due pliktive. i know there are things in that bill that right-hand turn. i know there are things in that e there that build up some plugs and some gaps. might have saved clay's life. might have saved some other veteran's life if they had been is there. and so if i had $22 million right now, i'd write that check. i don't have it. you doebts have it. but what you do have is you have power. all you have to do is not say no. all you have to do is allow this bill to pass the senate today or tomorrow, hopefully, by the end of the session. would you please do that? would you please do that for susan and for me? for clay.
and for every other vet whose passed on or is still with us. value. value precious children of god and precious, precious members of our society. it's on your back. this is personal. please, please don't say no. thank you. i hope we have the opportunity to meet some day soon. god bless you. >> joining us now for the interview are richard and susan, who you just saw there, the parents of 3marine corporal cla hunt. i know it has been a very, very long day for you. >> thank you for having us. >> do you believe the bill is going to pa pass? you guys more than anybody got it through the house. do you think it would e it will pass the senate and become law? >> we don't know. we're not sure. >> in terms of senator coburn's op sigsz, it seems like he really is the man standing fween
it passing and it not. do you understand what his objections are? do you think that they can be addressed in a way that might move him on this issue? >> from what we understand, his objection is the coast. and the cost is 22 million dlarsz. and 2 scope of the federal budget, it is just so small. and there is no way you can put a price on the lives of these young men and women who serve in our military. so it is baffling. the thinking that is going behind this. >> in our humble opinion, he's focused on the wrong numbers. >> i'm so sorry to interyou wanted you, this is awkward with the satellite delay. i'll ask you so i don't have to interrupt again chlts you expressed in that video to senator cobirn, you said i don't know if this may be slightly due pliktive.
can you tell me why it is you believe this is the right approach and that the numbers line up here the way you think they ought to? sorry. >> the billist isis isist itsele gaps. one of those games is it allows the v.a. to hire additional psychiatrists, psychologists, additional care givers. there's a real, you know, clay was in houston, texas, which has one of the largest veter ran's community in the nation. and there are three psychiatrists serving that. my understanding of psychiatric therapy is it's talk therapy. if people need drugs to get stabilized, you give them drugs. but the drugs are not the permanent solution. and so three psychiatrists in that large population is -- that is going to cause a lot of
problems, a lot of delays. in those men and women who need that care getting their care. another thing it does is bring together a flum bernumber support part er er in er ier in activities, hunting, fishing, all kinds of different programs that in conjunction with what the va does, will help these veterans heal and become more wholistic. it also allows a very, very important things. right veter rans have to present whatever their mallty is within five years. and often, the symptoms of ptsd don't present themselves until that time.
so what that e this does is allow a one-year period of time to those veterans who are suffering from in e this to actually come back in and requalify under the veteran benefits. those are some major things. it does some other things. and it's in no way, shape or form complete. it's not the total answer. but we believe it's a step in the right direction for our veterans. >> richard and susan, taking your personal struggle here and being rg e willing to make it a national cause to try to help others is a mitsfa in a big way. oh, i'm getting choked up. this happens to me all the time. thanks for being with us. thanks for your work. >> thank you very much for having us. appreciate it. >> it's part of my job to not do this. we'll be right back. back from bank of america to help spread some holiday cheer. before earning 1% cash back everywhere, every time; and 2% back at the grocery store. thank you! even before they got 3% back on gas,
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you know, there's a lot of talk lately about how dodd-frank isn't perfect. there's a lot of talk coming from citi group about how dodd-frank isn't perfect. so let me say this to anyone who is listening at citi. i agree with you. dodd-frank isn't perfect. it should have broken you in to pieces. >> senator elizabeth warren
speaking on the senate floor earlier tonight. so, there's been a little bit of drama in congress. as you know, last night at mid night, the government was set to shut down. the government was funded through last night at 11:59 p.m. and if congress didn't pass something, to keep the government funded there after, we were due to have yet another government shut doin. oh, hi, ted cruz. the thing that's been dramatic is not only that there was so many republican defections in the house from joan boehner's own bill, there was a ton of democratic defections, as well. john boehner was counting on democrats to give him all the votes he was losing from his own side. for a long time yesterday, it looked like he wouldn't have those votes. there were lots of democrats who were whipping against it. the house was telling democrats to vote for it. we learned today in the washington post that one of the people telling them to vote for it was jamie diamond, the head
of jp morgan chase. that's kind of a litmus test moment. is that a signal that you should vote on it? or that you should definitely vote against it. well, in the end, it did pass last night. we avoided a government shut doin when the house passed that bill less than three hours before mid night. but it does still have to pass the senate. there's been some short term extenders to try to give the senate a little more time to get their act together and keep the lights on. but we've bb been watching them all night tonight not knowing if it was going to have the votes and if it did pass and not knowing if they were going to give thems some short term mess e mish to give themselves more time, to stay in session to do this funding bill and even more to piece its together as best thaz could. they've at least e at least made a decision for tonight. what we're told is that mitch mcconnell just jumped into a elevator and said see ya monday, which implies they're not
leaving nor good, but they may be leaving us for the night. joining us you will no to help us understand is nbc news senate producer, fraeng thorp. thanks for being with us. >> hey, no problem. >> so what is happening tonight? can we tell? >> it sound like what they're going to do is they're going to pass a short term cr that will go until december 17th, mid night, december 17th, which allows them to have a couple more days to go through the procedural to actually crowe the cromnibus. so they'll come back and work on the terrorism insurance bill that they've been working on. and, to be honest, the real delay on this, because democrats really want to focus on getting the nominations that they've been working on through before they give up the majority effectively. >> so am i to understand that -- i mean, i don't want to read too much into this, but if i was guessing as to what's going on, it sound if they wanted to pass the funding bill, they probably could get it passed tonight.
but harry reid has decided to not make that happen as fast as he might because he's got some other stuff he'd like to do, too. >> that's exactly what's happening. they could pass it tonight. i talked to the senate appropriations chairwoman as she was leaving the floor about 20 minutes ago. she says they have to votes to pass it. it's not a question of if, but when it's going to pass. and, you know, having this bill on the docket makes sure that senators don't leave town for good, for the year. and they still have a lot of nominations that their really want to make sure they knock out before the year ends. and they want to make sure that senate stores come in town. >> frank, it seems like there was a little bit of mit calculation on the other side of the capitol. they thought it was going to be a little easier to pass. is there any worry that by giving senators a whole weekend to sit and stew about this, they might inspire some brave filibusterer eer either side o
isle, that this might give people more time to be annoyed with what's in this bill. >> >>. >> jnk so. i don't think so. you don't feel the same ground swell from this side of the capitol. you saw this when they came out strongly against it and then maxine waters also did the same. over here, you have reid supporting it. you have a bunch of leadership members that are pushing for this to go. so i think that, you know, it also, you know, the white house was making such a big push over on the house side to, you know, making fighting, president obama was calling, members of congress, asking them to vote for this package. you don't see that on the senate. it's not that warriors here on the senate. >> senate producer frank thorp, thanks for letting us know. appreciate it, thank. thank you. the bobottom line here toni they'll be back on monday and e and that means there will be
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>> wow. so you've only had breakfast so far? >> yeah, that's it. >> this is so weird. friday night news dump, now with more vegemite. you get three questions. if you get two or more of them right, what will he win? >> this new and improved fancy m minidock till shaker. >> how is it improved? >> it's slightly slimmer. the logo is smaller. >> we got you a diet cocktail shaker. as extra credit or a consolation prize, do we have specific clutter to send james. >> we do. these fancy blue racquet balls. >> i thought it was going to be that. yes. >> oh, good. you were hoping for them. congratulations, it's the balls. >> yes! >> so awkward in any accent.
i have to tell you the balls are used. >> that's fine. i don't mind. >> we have to bring in the d disembodied voice of steve bennan. he's for us the guy who determines the rightness and wrongness of thing. say hello, steve. >> hello, james. >> hi, how you doing. >> very good. jiem james, you ready for your first question? >> yes. >> these are not chronologically correct. we're staing with something we did on last night's show. we reported that speaker john boehner had an unexpectedly difficult time getting the government funding bill passed its first procedural bill. when democrats refused to help him out, he had to beg some republicans to change his votes. one republican who agreed to switch his or her vote is a republican who is leaving after this year and will not be back. was the vote switcher statistic
stockman of texas, michele bachmann of minnesota, or eric cantor of virginia. >> i believe, unless i'm wrong,s can kerry bentynolio. >> yes, it was indeed. but it's worth note 245g sessman of indiana wishes he could switch his vote. he said the party leadership tricked him for voting for it. in any case, james is 1-1. >> we thought last night that he was the one guy -- it turns out it was also marlon stutzman, but he thinks he was tricked. okay, i love it. we're going to question two. this is from monday's show. by reported about the ceremony that marked the end of operation enduring freedom in afghanistan. the war in afghanistan is not over. it just has a new name now.
what is the name of the new operation to replace operation enduring freedom. this is the one that's going to keep more than 10,000 u.s. soldiers in afghanistan for years to come. is the new name operation resolute support? is it operation enduring alliance? is it operation steady hand? or operation firm buttress? >> i'm going to say maybe not d. this one slipped my mind, but if i'm looking through the answers i'm going to have to say it would be b? >> operation enduring alliance is your guess? >> yes. >> steve, how did he do? >> let's check the segment from monday's show. >> basically they are changing the name from operation enduring freedom to the new one, operation resolute support. >> i'm afraid james got this one wrong. >> you know, the thing that's hard to remember about this one
is if you think that operation resolute support is anything, you probably think it's a sports bra, you know what i mean? it doesn't have that war feeling. anyway, but don't worry, there's still another chance. this one is kind of a hard one, but i have faith in you. all right. it's from wednesday's show. on wednesday's show, we learned about the arrest of a chemical company executive after a huge chemical leak by his company poisoned drinking water for a big portion of west virginia. right after the leak happened, while nine counties in west virginia still had no tap water because of what his company had done. that executive kept swigging water himself while he talked to reporters. what brand of bottled water did he drink in that famous presser. was it a, dasani, b, fiji, c, aquafina? or d, for psyclomethahexane.
it wasn't b, it wasn't a fiji bottle, i know that much. so i'm going to have to say i recognize the bottle of a, is it a? >> steve, do you have the answer for us? >> i'm afraid it was c, it was aquafina. and i saw you drinking from a similar bottle. >> i did. we dug one out, we found one so it would match the tape on that one. >> all right, so the good news about this one, james, is that we are still going to be spending an insane amount of money on postage to send some junk to you in australia. julia, am i correct he does not get the cocktail shaker? don't worry. but you do get the racquet balls which we used to act out sending balls to john boehner in the mail. great to play for you. >> australia. i know, right?
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